University of Southern California

Mark Soliman
Arthur Andersen & Co. Alumni Associate Professor of Accounting

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, University of Michigan; MS, Seattle University; BS, California State Polytechnic University


Mark Soliman studies accounting-based trading strategies as well as bond ratings, accounting conservatism, and selective disclosure. He won the Notable Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award in 2009 and serves on the editorial board of several leading journals. He previously taught at Stanford University and the University of Washington where he was the recipient of several teaching awards. Outside of academia, he was vice president of accounting-based research at Citadel Investment Group in Chicago and consulted extensively for Renaissance Technologies, helping them to develop trading strategies for their hedge fund. Professor Soliman is also a CPA (inactive).


Soliman, M., Lundholm, R., and Koester, A. (2014) "Attracting attention in a limited attention world: An exploration of the forces behind large positive earnings surprises”," Management Science.
Soliman, M., Fischer, P., and Jennings, J. (2014) "Meeting, Beating and Bubbles,".
Soliman, M., Fedyk, T., and Singer, Z. (2014) "The Sharpest Tool in the Shed: An Examination of Financial Statement Management Tools during IPOs," The Accounting Review.
Soliman, M., Doyle, J. T., and Jennings, J. J. (2013) "Do Managers Define Non-GAAP Earnings to Meet or Beat Analyst Forecasts?," Journal of Accounting and Economics, 56 (1), 40-56.
Soliman, M. (2013) "Do alternative methods of reporting non-controlling interests really matter?," Australian Journal of Management, 38 (1), 7-30.